Not all drug and alcohol problems are the same. There are some drug and alcohol users who abuse substances but who are not apparently dependent on them. There are also those who are heavily addicted, not being able to go a day, or even a few hours, without a pill, hit, or drink. Beginning with Substance Users, there are individuals who use marijuana just on the weekends, for example, who could benefit from treatment. Perhaps the marijuana use is causing problems in the individual’s life, but so far nothing serious. An individual like this would benefit from outpatient counseling. Outpatient counseling can be 4-8 times per month, simply meeting with a counselor for an hour each time. The counselor will probably recommend participation in an community support group (e.g. Lifering, AA, NA) as well. The combination of community support groups and individual counseling sessions can sometimes be enough to resolve issues around substance use.
Is this treatment center really free?
Most of the listings on this website are free; however, we decided it would also be helpful for our visitors to see sliding scale treatment centers and low cost rehab centers for low income persons.